Calm Like Home
by Kaisa Clark
Aug 3rd – Aug 13th
Date: July 15, 2015
formats: ePub, mobi
New adult contemporary romance
Clausen has never fallen. She’s never soared. She’s lived her entire life floating
midway between passion and despondency, never experiencing those extremes. But
all it takes is one evening with Adam Westbrook to draw her out of her shell,
to leave her feeling bold for the first time ever. He is fiery and magnetic. He
is gravitational, that inescapable pull no one can avoid. After a few chance
encounters, Alexa finally accepts that she can’t stay away, can’t deny the
electricity she feels every time he comes around.
But as the intensity between them deepens, she also can’t avoid the subtle
hints that Adam is hiding something. His wide smile and radiant eyes obscure
some burning secret, some detail of his past that resurfaces to steal his joy.
The farther Alexa falls, the more she realizes just how little she really knows
about Adam and how far he is willing to go to cover up the truth.
Calm Like Home is a story about love and longing, growth and stagnation,
discovering one’s counterpart but losing oneself, and ultimately finding that
one person truly has the power to change everything.
an emotional roller coaster this book took me on! This book was so well written
it was like the story was actually happening to me instead of the main
Like Home definitely gave me a book hangover. I finished the book and had to
get my emotions in check before I could start another book.”
the ups and downs of the story couldn’t have been more perfect. Kaisa Clark did
an amazing job. The story was sweet at times, but very real and raw. I loved
early hostess ends up running late so I’m covering the host stand when Damien
strolls in through the door. Even in his work uniform, he looks every bit the
confident frat boy. He has one hand casually tucked in his pants pocket, the
other swinging languidly at his side. His tie is loose at his throat, his light
brown hair tousled on his head, lips curled into a relaxed don’t-give-a-fuck
smile. He nods towards me at the host stand then saunters towards the back,
likely in search of some new prey to poke fun of.
then there’s Adam, his dark head poking through the doorway. Suddenly the room
is filled with him, with his energy, with his light. I drink him in, soaking in
every detail. His crisp, white dress shirt fits him perfectly, lightly skimming
over the muscles in his chest and arms and tapering where his waist narrows.
The lightness of the shirt is the perfect contrast to his tan skin, to his dark
gaze slowly sweeps from the floor to my face, and if seeing the four letters of
his name earlier was enough to give me butterflies, seeing him now is like
being hit by a freight train. It’s been three hundred days and yet everything
slams back into me at once. The way his brown eyes sparkle when he smiles, how
one corner of his mouth turns up a little higher than the other. And this smile
is all for me.
stride quickens as he approaches and I can’t help myself. My face breaks into
an obvious grin, completely full-toothed and pinched-cheeked. So much for
playing it cool.
who’s back!” I call out, hearing my voice light up. Being around him instantly
lifts me. This is what he does to people; it’s what he’s always done to me.
Full Chapter 1
Clark is the author of the new adult novel Calm Like Home. She is passionate
about reading and writing and also has an intense love for music, coffee, and
dark chocolate. She lives with her amazing husband, sweet dog, and kooky cat.